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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Life gets in the Way

It has been a week since I have written on my blog and at least 4 days since I have checked up on any of the blogs that I follow. yikes . . . I miss it . . . but I have been so busy. Work has been very hectic and I have been working 11 hour days. We also had 16 inches of snow last Wednesday followed by extremely cold temps. It warmed up over the week end and my runs on Saturday and Sunday almost seemed balmy - it was 32. But the weather is again hovering around zero. burrrrrrr!!!!

My sons and I are heading to Colorado skiing this week. Our original plan was to leave on Friday and we were going to drive. But on Sunday I checked airfares and found flights that I could use my credit card points towards and get "free" tickets. To get these tickets we would have to leave earlier than we planned by a day . . . leaving on Thursday instead of Friday. I went back and forth all day on Monday - one minute thinking I should book the plane tickets, the next minute thinking no - we should just drive because even though the air tickets were "free" I would then need to rent a vehicle and add an additional hotel room to the budget . . . another day of skiing and more food.
But what the heck - after being diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago - I tend to live more in the moment . . . still saving for the future - but not wanting to be penny wise and pound foolish.

Vail, Beaver Creek and Steamboat here we come. We will be flying out of Milwaukee at 6:00am Thursday. It will be an early morning, because we need to drive to Milwaukee from Madison - which means we will be leaving at 3:00am - OMG. Oh well - we will take it easy on Thursday and then plan to ski at Vail and/or Beaver Creek on Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning we will leave the Silverthorne area and head up to Steamboat and ski there until Thursday. I would have booked a room in Milwaukee, but my oldest son won't get back from college until Wed. evening late, because he has a final on Wed. evening. So we will simply get up EARLY.

All this means that I have been busy rounding up ski's, boards, jackets, bag's, under armor, etc. and getting them all set out so that we can pack things tomorrow and head out on Thursday. Doing laundry every night to get things ready. Why is it that when you travel, you always want the clothes that are dirty. All the other clothes that are in my closet could work . . . but no . . . I want the clothes that are in the laundry basket.

Need to sign off . . .
Take care and enjoy your family. I will try and check in on my fellow bloggers.

Peace and Merry Christmas


  1. Yay...have a wonderful time in CO. Wave to me as you drive through Denver and up to the mountains. Enjoy the fresh snow and sunshine...

  2. Have a great time in Colorado! It is going to be so much fun!

  3. I'm starting an official 1,010 miles for 2010! I am hoping to get a bunch of blog friends to participate so if you wouldn't mind linking to my post

    it would be fabulous!

  4. Have an awesome and safe time skiing!

    Would you mind sharing these this with your wonderful bloggers?

    My new Sunday FunDay

    My Holiday Giveaway

    and My 1,010 (miles) for 2010 Challenge

    Thank you so much! I would really appreciate it =)